Construction expected to start on student housing scheme before the end of the year.
London-based Olympian Homes is committed to start on site at Hume House before the end of the year, following a positive vote at Leeds City Council planning committee on Thursday.
The 37-storey building, located on Tower House Street, will provide 752 bedrooms of purpose built student accommodation, along with a roof terrace on the 35th floor which will take advantage of the uninterrupted views across the city.
The scheme will provide much needed accommodation for the rising student population in Leeds which numbered 55,353 for the 2017/18 academic year.
Olympian Homes has been trading for over 25 years and has previously delivered schemes to key student markets in London, Oxford and Belfast. The company has a further 2,000 beds of student development pipeline across the UK, which is expected to start on site later this year.
Simon Murray-Twinn, Chief Executive Officer of Olympian Homes said: “We have enjoyed a really positive collaboration with Leeds City Council throughout the planning process to mutually ensure that we deliver a tall building into the city that we can all be proud of.
He added: “We are very excited with the opportunity to add this striking, building to the skyline of Leeds city centre and to contribute to the continual growth of the City. We intend to start works on site this year and will create up to 450 jobs during the construction phase along with local apprenticeship schemes as part of our investment in the area.”
Olympian is also the master-developer for the delivery of a major 7 acre Strategic Regeneration Framework adjacent to the new HS2 terminal building in Manchester city centre, with the first phase of residential development expected to start by the end of the year.
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